Global bond yields rose on the expectation that central banks around the world have agreed to start removing accommodative measures. The yield on Germany's 10-year government bund (bond) has risen from a negative yield last year to a 0.58% in mid-July.

The U.S. corporat...

The lack of an increase in average hourly wages has led to many to work additional hours, if not multiple jobs. Workers' demand for higher wages has also translated into higher hours worked. More income is also needed for some to make ends meet, an indicator of tight c...

A weakening dollar is expected to boost corporate earnings for U.S. multi-national companies as products sold overseas become less expensive and more competitive due to a cheaper dollar.

Earnings for the banking sector reported in July came in better than expected as ba...

Not since the days of inflation and high interest rates have Certificates of Deposits (CDs) been perceived as a viable source of income for retirees and conservative savings for working individuals.

For years, banks used CDs as primary marketing products to attract new...

The highly contested regulations imposed by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly referred to as Dodd Frank, came under additional scrutiny when House lawmakers passed a bill to start unwinding portions of the act. The passage of the F...

Imposed stress tests by the Federal Reserve for the nation’s banks resulted in a favorable outcome. A total of 34 banking entities were subject to the Fed’s stress test, officially known as the Comprehensive Capital Analysis & Review (CCAR). The better than expected re...

Over the past 27 years, the Federal Reserve has raised it key rate, the Federal Funds Rate, 35 times, each to slow down inflationary pressures and to curtail elevating price levels. The Fed increased rates aggressively and consistently in 1994 to hold off a rapidly exp...

The slope of the yield curve has been flattening in recent weeks, with short-term rates rising faster than longer bond yields. This typically occurs when monetary policy is tightening. The difference between five-year Treasury notes and 30-year Treasury bonds flattened...

The possibility of eliminating the deduction of property tax payments may alter the benefits of home ownership for some.

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